Optimus Smooth and Responsive Electronic Power Steering

Tide Yacht Sales is a certified and trained installation facility for Optimus Power Steering. Tired of the stiff steering on your boat. Tired of hydraulic leaks? You want your boat to turn and feel like your car when driving? Optimus Electronic Power Steering (EPS) is the answer. Better handling, eliminates hydraulic lines ran to your helm, smooth and responsive steering all the time. Come meet with our professionals and let us design a EPS system for your boat that will keep you happy for years to come. Applications from single outboard steering to 100’ inboard or stern drive boats.

From the leaders in steering technology
Optimus Electronic Power Steering for single, twin, triple and quad outboard engine boats

Incredible comfort, control and maneuverability

The incredible feel you get when you’re behind the wheel of a boat equipped with Optimus EPS is the result of an innovative array of technology and engineering. Each component has been designed to complement the other, resulting in a seamless experience of steering control in virtually every situation on the water. The high level of engineering also extends to the reliability of the system, with quality materials, careful manufacturing and redundant systems, all to stand up to the rigors of life on the water…

Optimus EPS truly raises the bar when it comes to comfort, control and maneuverability, especially for the new breed of high performance powerboats, saltwater fishing vessels, catamarans, RIBS and high end pontoon boats. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced when it comes to steering. We know you will be impressed. Active Sensitivity Lock-to-lock turns and wheel effort are programmed to change with engine RPM. At slow speeds, Optimus EPS can be set to reduce the number of turns lock-to-lock, for example 4 and make it easier to steer. When you’re negotiating through traffic or in a tight spot, those smaller moves of the wheel give you precise control. When you’re running at speed in open water, Optimus EPS can be set to increase lock-to-lock turns, for example, and increase steering effort giving the driver more stability to comfortably keep on course. And through it all, Optimus EPS does the work, so you can relax and take it easy.


  • No oil at the helm
  • Boat that steers like a sports car
  • Plug and play autopilot compatibility
  • No auto pilot pump or rudder feedback unit
  • Adjustable speed sensitive wheel effort
  • Adjustable speed sensitive turns lock to lock
  • Can be retrofitted to existing mechanical and electronic  controlled engines. You do not have to buy new engines
  • No tie-bars (twin configuration)
  • No liquid tie-bar (CAT)
  • On demand pumps which extend battery life
  • Components based on existing SeaStar reliability and quality
  • NMEA 2000 Certified
  • Meets or exceeds NMMA, ABYC, CE, ISO and SAE

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